Who Is Ben Domenech?

Ben Domenech is the “publisher” of the conservative website The Federalist. He is also a fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute and was a co-founder of the conservative blog Redstate.

In 2006, Domenech was hired as a conservative blogger for The Washington Post. He was soon forced to resign after it was uncovered that Domenech had plagiarized on multiple occasions.

Evidence of one instance of plagiarism first surfaced on the liberal blog Daily Kos on Thursday. A comment posted on the blog said a passage from an article by Mr. Domenech was nearly identical to a chapter from P. J. O’Rourke’s book, “Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People.”

Other articles that contained passages that appeared to be copied were published in National Review Online, The New York Press and The Flat Hat, the student newspaper at the College of William and Mary, which Mr. Domenech attended.